A woman in Queensland, Australia, has been arrested after she allegedly rode a horse while over four times the legal limit — with a bottle of wine in hand, 9 News reports.
At approximately 11:30 p.m. Monday, authorities responded to reports of the 51-year-old woman, who has not been identified, refusing to leave a local bar.
“Upon arriving at the business the female allegedly rode the horse through the drive-through section of the tavern and appeared heavily intoxicated,” a police statement said, according to The Guardian.
The woman’s blood alcohol level reading was reportedly 0.226, more than four times the legal limit in Queensland, when she arrived at Logan Central police station.
“Same as driving a car, you can’t ride a horse over the legal limit,” an officer can be heard advising the woman in the above video, as she hands him a backpack and dismounts the horse.
Authorities used the woman’s case to make the public aware that drunk driving does not only pertain to operating a motor vehicle.
“Police want to remind the public that drink driving does not just mean a vehicle, it can include a horse.” the police statement continued.
The woman was charged with “being in charge of a horse while under the influence of liquor,” according to The Australian, and she is scheduled to appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court June 26. Police said they walked the horse to the police station before getting help in walking it to an address in Marsden, a suburb of Queensland.
[Feature photo: Youtube screenshot/Guardian News]